FUMBLE band members – Barry Pike
Barry Pike moved to Cambridge with his parents when he was 7. There he attended Cherry Hinton Primary
School which eventually fell down through being too close to a railway
line. From Netherhall Secondary he went to Cambridge Technical College.
Barry's older brother Jeff was at university and playing guitar in
an R & B band, so Barry turned to drums, taught himself to play
at the age of 14 by listening to borrowed records of Buddy Rica and
Gene Krupa and the like, and bought his first kit at fifteen.
He worked with Sean through a couple of groups, "The Soulbenders"
being the last before they both joined Des and Mario and formed
Barry Pike - Interview with Drum Magazine
Barry's first band was a blues/soul band led by his brother Jeffrey. In 1967 he joined Fumble. In 1974 he gave a three-page interview for Drum Magazine which you can find here
Mario & Barry in DelRays
Together with Mario, Barry sings in "The
DelRays", a four-piece a cappella band that has specialized in
Songs from the golden era of the Beatles and the Beach Boys. Songs
include "Blue Moon", "Fun Fun Fun", "I get
Around" or "Tell Me Why".
Photo on the right:
Barry Pike, Mario Ferrari, Phil Fursdon (former member of Racey), Dick Powell.
How time flies... Barry in 2008!
Barry soundcheckin' for Des Henly's Rock'n'Roll Circus in 2008...
| ...Barry as a proud grandfather!
Barry's grandson Ethan was born in 2005, his granddaughter was born in 2009.
Barry with his grandson Ethan 2005
(10 months old - and obviously more interested in things going on around him than in the camera...)